The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough.
When my first novel was published, I went in great excitement round bookshops in central London to see if they had stocked it.
I’m fully conscious all the time that I’m an American Negro, because it’s part of my life. But I also know that if I want to say, ‘I see a bus full of people,’ I don’t have to say, ‘I am a Negro seeing a bus full of people.’
Now, if we look at the way in which the labor movement itself has evolved over the last couple of decades, we see increasing numbers of black people who are in the leadership of the labor movement and this is true today.
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
I couldn’t see myself filling some definite niche in what is called a career. This was all misty.
The higher mental development of woman, the less possible it is for her to meet a congenial male who will see in her, not only sex, but also the human being, the friend, the comrade and strong individuality, who cannot and ought not lose a single trait of her character.
People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
I see that the path of progress has never taken a straight line, but has always been a zigzag course amid the conflicting forces of right and wrong, truth and error, justice and injustice, cruelty and mercy.
I had something called the back of the chair test. Where I sit, we don’t sit like you and I do. I can see a sliver right behind them and they come out and they sit like this like god students and they don’t touch the back of the chair.